Want to be a Social Entrepreneur?

Attend the Finger Lakes Social Entrepreneuership Institute

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Finger Lakes Social Entrepreneurship Institute, November 11-13 in Ithaca, NY

Hosted by the Center for Transformative Action in Ithaca, New York, this year’s theme is “Creating Healthy and Vibrant Communities through our Social Ventures”. It will feature practical tools and concepts for building your social venture, one-on-one coaching with experienced social entrepreneurs, and hands-on workshops.

The Center for Life's Work

The Center for Life's Work supports the development of Nazareth students and strongly encourages all students (undergraduate and graduate) to explore their interests and commitment to living a life of meaning.

How can I attend this Institute for FREE?

The Center for Life's Work will sponsor TWO students to attend this Institute. If you would like to learn more about becoming a social entrepreneur by attending this Institute:

  • Please respond to Nuala Boyle, Director of the Center for Civic Engagement, at nboyle5@naz.edu.
  • In that email, please provide a brief description of why you are interested and what you hope to learn.

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

This term describes an individual who conceives of, and relentlessly pursues, a new idea designed to solve societal problems on a very wide scale by changing the systems that undergird the problems. This definition includes two critical components:

  • First, the entrepreneur must seek to create impact on a wide societal scale; he or she will not rest until the new idea has been broadly adopted at the national and even international level.
  • Second, the entrepreneur must seek systemic change, defined as the fundamental reform of existing societal systems and/or the creation of new ones.

    -Levinger, Crutchfield and Wells.